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Posted September 02, 2015 by

The Value of Diversity in the Workplace

We live in a world today which represents a diverse group of people. As an employee, you will work with people from various backgrounds. As an employer, how much do you value diversity in the workplace? While you may be unsure of hiring candidates based on this notion, having employees who bring unique perspectives and ideas to the table could benefit your business.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Greg Odegard discusses why Michigan Technological University believes that it is important for students to learn the importance of working in diverse teams. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2015 by

Ten Tips For A Successful Graduate Year

Caroline Schmidt

Caroline Schmidt

For many graduates across the world, graduation signifies both the end of something and the beginning of something. For many it is the ultimate progression they have been longing for. A chance to step forward from what feels like a lifetime of learning and finally into a career. Here are some essential tips for your graduate job search success. (more…)

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Five Ways Getting A Master’s Degree Can Help You Get To The Top Of The Corporate Ladder

Two businessman shaking hands

Two businessman shaking hands. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Sticking with a company may put your name on the list for new promotions, but it will not ensure that you make your way to upper management. Competition for high-level corporate jobs is steeper than ever, and this means that employees looking to get a leg up should consider these compelling reasons that a master’s degree may be exactly what they need. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2015 by

How to become a true leader at your new workplace without being pushy

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Michael McPherson

After getting a job, the next thought of everyone is to get a promotion too. But in order to achieve that, one must gain the trust of the peers. Of course, Millennials are really creative and they always find a way to impose themselves. Now the question is – How do you become a leader without looking too desperate? (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

5 Reasons to Find a Job that Matches Your Skill Set Instead of Your Passion

Young female student looking through job offers on board

Young female student looking through job offers on board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most, if not all, job seekers have heard that they should find something they’re passionate about for work.  While it makes sense to do what you really like, should you be searching for a job this way?  The following post shares five reasons why this method could be wrong.

Much of the career advice that’s doled out these days encourages young people to “follow their dreams” and “feed their passion.” And sure, it sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to make money by doing a job that doesn’t really feel like “work”? Who wouldn’t want to turn a lifelong dream into a reality?  But if you’re hoping (or holding out) for your dream job, Ben Carpenter is here with some tough love: What you’re good at should trump what you’re passionate about. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Which Study Abroad Program is Right for You?

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For many people, college just wouldn’t be complete without a study abroad experience. But as exciting as it is to live in a foreign country, a well-chosen program will offer much more than the thrill of traveling and learning a new language — it’s an opportunity to develop skills that will translate well to your career and add real value to your degree.

When searching for the right program, your first stop should be the Study Abroad office at your school. The staff members are trained to guide you toward the programs that fit your college and career goals. In your discussions with the staff members, be flexible regarding location and length of program. Perhaps you had planned to spend a semester in France, but the best program for you is a summer in Eastern Europe. Studying abroad is about adventure, not vacation. Let yourself go where you need to go. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Write Your Best Resumes for Jobs? Follow These 10 Steps

For recent college graduates looking to write their best resumes to help them get jobs, the following post includes an infographic with 10 steps for success.

There’s a ton of resume advice out there… most of it contradictory. As YouTern CEO Mark Babbitt says: “Advice on resumes is like snowflakes. It’s impossible to find two the same.” Which is why we love this infographic from YellowLineLabs.com! Here, you’ll see great advice – all told from the perspective of what your audience, the employer, wants

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Posted August 09, 2013 by

Where to Go for Recent Graduate Jobs – Startup or Corporate Company?

When searching for recent graduate jobs, you may consider working for a startup or corporate company.  How do you know which one to choose?  It comes down to doing what is best for you.  The following post has some factors to help you decide where you want to work.

Landing your first job can be both exciting and a bit nerve-wracking. While the benefits, stability and structure a corporate job offers may be ideal for new graduates, more and more startups are competing for your attention these days. They realize you might not be attracted to the stuffy corporate culture.

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Posted May 24, 2013 by

Why You Should Study Abroad for Graduate School

Group of people in Spain learning Spanish

Group of people in Spain learning Spanish. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Going to graduate school can enrich your education and create great job prospects in the future, but not all opportunities are created equal. Within any field of study there is a lot of variance in the characteristics of each program. Applicants need to consider the cost of a program, the quality of the education, the location where you will be living and the post-graduate job opportunities that will be available to you. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2012 by

How People can Perceive Ideas

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comHave you ever thought something was weird because it wasn’t familiar?  Just because a situation might seem weird doesn’t mean that it is.

Entrepreneur Derek Sivers wants people to consider a different perspective on things.  In the following video, he shows that people’s points of view are different. (more…)